Glitter Maps ... Girls' Room Redo 2


I love the look of maps and find myself pinning t-shirts, wall art, prints, DIYs featuring map designs quite a bit.  So, last week when I ran into this tutorial on The Effortless Chic, I became obsessed with making something to add to the girls' bedroom walls.

We headed into the craft store with every intention of following the rules of the tutorial (we even had glitter in hand), but then my girls spotted this...

And I realized how much easier it would be to use pre-glittered paper...and we walked out of the craft store with a 12x12 sheet of paper and some heart stickers.  The longest part of this project was finding the map outlines (very easy), sizing, printing and cutting them out.

I found some frames in the basement (previously used in Jack's toddler room) and cut white cardstock for the background.  Then cut the state of Wisconsin and country of Guatemala out of the glitter paper and attached it to the cardstock with hot glue.  I hot glued the heart sticker (each girl's birthplace) with hot glue as well to be sure it would stay on the glitter permanently.  I decided to not use the glass in the frames to show off the texture (I ended up putting it behind the cardstock for support) of the glitter paper.

Best parts of this project:
-low cost (maybe $2 total in new supplies)
-I didn't burn myself with the hot glue gun (never happens)
-the girls have some fun bling for their walls (EJ's favorite color is glitter/sequins)

With this project completed, there is just one more item to make for their wall art (obviously, it has something to do with those hoops), so I thought I'd give a little sneak peek of what we're planning to use.
{Dream Big prints from The Dreamy Giraffe, photos by Ticklebugs Photography}

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Great Idea! said...

Pre-made glitter made? they make everything this days.

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